Nestle has somehow managed the most sweetheart of deals for its Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water, which is ostensibly sourced from Arrowhead Springs — and which also happens to be located on public land in a national forest.As you can imagine, Nestle wants everyone to know they are taking good care of the land AND that they have paid the expired permit’s annual fee- IN FULL- every cent of the $524 dollars.
In 2013, the company drew 27 million gallons of water from 12 springs in Strawberry Canyon for the brand — apparently by employing rather impressive legerdemain — considering the permit to do so expired in 1988.
More from the article:Nestle paid just over $500 dollars last year to take much-needed water from the people, land, and animals of California so they could make tens of billions of dollars. It’s time to boycott Nestle waters and ALL their other products until they are held accountable for their actions.
In fact, the review process necessary to renew Nestle’s antiquated permit met a similarly enigmatic termination: once planning stages made apparent the hefty price tag and complicated steps said review would entail, the review was simply dropped. Completely. Without any new stipulations or stricter regulations added to the expired permit that Nestle was ostensibly following anyway — though, obviously, that remains an open question.